Hi, I’ve got a Canon FD 50mm macro with the extension tube, which (I believe) achieves a 1:1 ratio. It occured to me, after using my mates epson 550 and getting better scans than the local lab, that I could probably do pretty well with my Panasonic s1 and FD macro.
I’m a little overwhelmed by the options, however. I also live in New Zealand, where we most of the options people in the states and europe have access to are extra expensive here.
There is a shop selling Kaiser, Negative Supply and Skier stuff.
But it can easily get to 2-3x more expensive than a dedicated scanner. The negative supply basic holder alone, for example, costs 1.5x more than a second hand prosumer epson scanner. I’m not a pro, and I work minimum wage, so I can’t spend that much on a hobby!
The skier copy stand + copy box costs less than the negative supply holder alone.
I am reasonably handy with DIY, and have a friend with a 3D printer I can maybe coax into printing me some bits…
The kaiser slimline plano isn’t outrageously priced here, either.
To keep in the $500nzd ($300usd) range, what would folks recommend?
DIY DSLR Film Scanning - Overview PART ONE - YouTube - something like this seems quite easy to make, are there any obvious down sides to it?